Portrait of Marcus Cox

RCC Veterans Services helps ease the transition from military to college student

Enrolling in college can be daunting, even to a U.S. Marine. After four years in the service, Cpl. Marcus Cox was ready to hit the books but felt overwhelmed by the admissions and registration process. Navigating college almost seemed like too much for the young veteran. “In the service, you’re always told where and when you gotta show up,” he explained. The connection Cox found...

oregon department of veterans' affairs

Grant Award Helps Veterans at RCC

JOSEPHINE/JACKSON COUNTIES, OR – The Rogue Community College (RCC) Veterans Services Department was recently awarded $33,260 from the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA). “Prior ODVA grant funds have helped RCC Veterans Services open two Veterans Resource Centers (VRC) on the Redwood and Table Rock campuses of RCC,” said Nikki Johnson, Director of Veterans Services. “This latest funding will be available for the 2022-2023 academic year...

PTSD: Learn about common reactions, get help, and find resources

Virtual Resources by Shelly Hohl, LPC  June is PTSD Awareness Month  PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It’s normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. If symptoms last more than a few months, it may be...

TP Trucking wraps truck in RCC student’s design

On Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 2020, TP Trucking unveiled a new truck design created by Rogue Community College student Wrenn Arbouin. Arbouin’s winning design was chosen from dozens of other designs submitted by students in RCC’s Design & Digital Media program.  TP Trucking, a short and long haul trucking company based in Central Point, created the design contest as part of its campaign to honor and support...

Veterans Week Speaker Advocates Hope

Victims advocate and inspirational speaker Timothy Jones visited Rogue Community College’s three campuses with a message of hope in overcoming adversity as part of this week’s Veterans Appreciation Week activities. Jones, a U.S. Navy veteran, was sexually assaulted in 1999 while serving on active duty at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. The experience of being stalked, raped and then outcast by his peers sent...

Veteran Chris Cooper

Veterans and RCC

When Chris Cooper returned home from Marine combat deployment in Iraq, he had to figure out how to be a civilian again. Through the GI Bill he enrolled in Rogue Community College where he learned to juggle school, family, and work—a common challenge for many adult learners. Yet Chris faced the added struggle of adapting to life outside the military, the only life he had...